Kanye West Makes Runway Debut for Balenciaga
Over the last several years, if you see Kanye West, you see Balenciaga. The Chicago rapper leveled up his connection to the brand as he took the runway on Sunday to open the luxury fashion house’s show in Paris. Balenciaga extended its commitment to spectacle, assembling a muddy runway complete with puddles. Ye’s look was similar to what’s become his standard uniform as of late: an all-black fit, complete with an oversized jacket, a hoodie, baseball cap, leather pants, and a pair of the well-treaded boots. Bella Hadid also walked the show, as Kylie Jenner and Selling Sunset‘s Christine Quinn looked on from the front row.
Shohei Ohtani and the Angels Ink One-year, $30M Deal
The Angels may not be headed for the MLB playoffs, but they’re building for the future. Los Angeles announced on Saturday that it has inked a one-year deal with its two-way superstar, Shohei Ohtani. The contract is the largest one-year lump sum in baseball history that was negotiated with an arbitration-eligible player and sets a new record for single-year arbitration-eligible salary increase. The full $30 million is also guaranteed. Despite the new contract, Ohtani will become a free agent at the end of the 2023 season.
OL Reign Claims NWSL’s Top Regular Season Title
With the regular season coming to a close, the OL Reign has its eyes on the championship. Megan Rapinoe, Jordyn Huitema, and Bethany Balcer each netted a score to lift the Reign over the Orlando Pride 3-0. With the win, the team took home the 2022 Shield Award, which is given to the league’s top record. With the prize, each player earns a $10,000 bonus. It’s the third time in the team’s history that they’ve taken home the honor and the first time since 2015.
Snoop Dogg Links with Dr. Dre for Upcoming Album
Snoop Dogg is on a mission. The west coast rapper confirmed that he has new music coming out. This time, he’s going back to his roots. Snoop tapped longtime collaborator Dr. Dre to produce the forthcoming “Missionary.” “It’s been 30 years since we worked on a record, and we’re doing something, we’re working on something,” Snoop said. Expect the album to drop in November.
Doctor Fired Amidst Tua Tagovailoa Situation
Anyone watching Thursday night’s matchup between the Dolphins and the Biils recoiled as replays showed a devastating hit that knocked out Tua Tagovailoa. Many asked why the QB was playing in the first place, following a devastating blow suffered in the previous week. After an extended inquiry, the Dolphins fired the nuerotrauma doctor that acted as a consultant to the team, according to ESPN. The Heisman winner issued a statement following Thursday’s game expressing his gratitude to the fans and the franchise and asserting that he was ok. However, the incident is the subject of extended scrutiny and questions about the shield’s commitment to player safety.
Bad Bunny Receives Los Angeles Honors
It’s difficult to find anyone who is having a more remarkable year than Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican sensation has claimed his spot on the top of the Billboard 200. Now, LA is joining Boston in recognizing his impact, deeming Oct. 1 as “Bad Bunny Day.” “Bad Bunny’s cultural impact will have a tremendous and positive influence on future generations and will redefine Latino culture in Los Angeles and beyond for years to come,” Los Angeles councilman Kevin de León told the media.